Area of Expertise
Digital signal processing and analysis, sound synthesis, algorithmic composition, audio recording/mixing/editing of live computer-based music
William Brent's electroacoustic performance projects combine human-, robotic-, and computer-realized sound controlled by software written in the SuperCollider and Pd programming environments. In addition to concert-based projects, Brent is also active in the areas of remote network music performance, and interactive sound installation. His current research areas are signal processing techniques for timbre identification, and the relationship between gesture and sound in the performance of live computer-based music. He is the author of timbreId,an open source library of Pd objects designed for real-time timbre analysis and identification. Other general areas of expertise include digital signal processing and analysis, sound synthesis, algorithmic composition, and audio recording/mixing/editing.